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'Fifteen points up for grabs'

2 April 2013

TOWN stopper Wes Foderingham believes that automatic promotion is not out of reach despite defeat at Doncaster on Easter Monday.

Speaking to the media after the game at the Keepmoat Stadium, the goalkeeper says that Swindon’s next two fixtures at MK Dons and Sheffield United could be pivotal. 

“With five games left that’s fifteen points up for grabs,” he said. “If they (teams around us) slip up and teams get nervous I genuinely think we can get into the automatic spots if we win all five games. 

“Both are massive games - Sheffield United more so because they’re going strong. If we can go to MK Dons and get a win it will put us in good stead to go to Sheffield United and get three points.” 

Foderingham also analysed Town’s defeat to Donny and declared that the team must do better if they are to achieve promotion this season.

“We never got going,” he said. “We didn’t didn’t register a shot on target, the pitch was difficult but we can’t use that as an excuse. We need to do better if we want to go up.

“0-0 would have been a fair result but I don’t think we can argue because they’ve had more shots on target than we did. 

“It was one of those days. The conditions didn’t help. We knew there’d be mistakes. We had a couple of good build up plays that didn’t materialise into shots but we need to be more clinical and have more shots on target.

“We won’t blame the pitch – we’ve played on four or five worse pitches and won so we won’t use that as an excuse. We need to be braver and pass the ball a lot more and we didn’t do that today.”

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